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nutcrackers

Postby emjay » Sun Nov 27, 2011 10:59 pm

Has anyone else made nutcrackers as shown on one of Jack Hargreaves bits on u tube. They're a good use of scraps of greenwood and this time of year would make a novelty present with a bowl of cob nuts. I'm on my 7th pair. Jack says soak in water for days but a steamer or boiling water is quicker.
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Re: nutcrackers

Postby Bob_Fleet » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:52 am

HERE's the video and
here-
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is a screenshot of the nutcrackers - all one piece of hazel.
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Re: nutcrackers

Postby SeanHellman » Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:05 pm

Yes I made a few batches a couple of years ago. Found green willow worked well and could be bent green without boiling or soaking.

http://seanhellman.blogspot.com/2009/03/nutcrackers-i-have-for-some-years-been.html

Great fun once you have got the pattern right, they do not last forever especially in our over heated houses.
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